Taylor Bowen (Book Arts)
|Li Yun Chen
- Alexandra Bonin
It all started with movies...
...exploring how augmented reality can be used in conjunction with printed media to create an enhanced experience. I am very interested in using AR as a means of telling a story and adding extra elements to a story that it otherwise wouldn’t be able to have.
Projected started (in Fall semester) on making movie posters more interesting and actually relevant again #reinventthemovieposter
- Taylor Bowen (Book Arts)
An exploration of letterpress printing that uses simple manipulations such as masking, rotation, and layering to develop abstract compositions that obscure the original letters and bring more focus to the new forms created.
Project started (in Fall 2016) with letterpress-related work dealing with themes including human trafficing, the 2016 election, and Cesar Chavez, but eventually moved into more purely formal experimentation.
- Adela Bukva
language, narrative, politics, American drug culture, process.
book cover design, package design
creating language, controlling language. Projected started in Fall 2016 with George Orwell’s 1984, books records film; found vocabulary; assembled prose; blackout writing; newspeak studies.
In Spring semester, focused on first aid kit, medical packaging.
- Li Yun Chen
Tea package design
Tea package design for lotus tea, plum tea and aloe tea, combining Western and Asian cultures to design creative tea packaging. I wanted to put Chinese painting style elements, and combine western pop culture in the package design. The plants that I chose all have significant meanings in Chinese culture.
- Lauren Cox
Exploration of the typewriter as a creative tool, apart from its formal communication function.
overlappings and intertwinings of letters to create different tonal and values and abstract shapes.
experimented with typewriting on old ledger and other antique papers, and on fabrics; also, red and blue, in addition to black, ink ribbons (and combinations of these).
Typewriter Drawings (2017) available via blurb
- Katie Dygon
Patterns with Processing
Making patterns through generative design, recreating them in other e-textiles and technologies, for the surface design of women's clothing.
Fall 2016 — project involved both gaining facility with Processing, and designing women’s apparel.
Spring 2017 — apparel design was put aside, to focus on generating designs for scarves, headbands and other accessories, which are available through Katie Dygon’s Spoonflower shop.
- Ziyi Feng
Changing Lives, Alice in Wonderland
Fall 2016 : Changing Lives: Women in China
pairs of icon-like images comparing similarities and differences of Chinese women’s lives, past and present.
Spring 2016 : Alice in Wonderland
Development of stories relating to the Chinese phenomenon of 碰瓷儿 / peng ci’er (“to break or bump porcelain”) which is a kind of extortion racket in which individuals feign or even cause damage to themselves, in order to extort money from innocent people, including good samaritans.
Developed many drawings, scenarios, photos, and something like a photoplay.
- Britney Payton
EAT.In (Spring 2017), Writing Error (Fall 2016)
My thesis explores food and identity. Cooking a meal is one of the most personal and intimate things you can do for someone. You’re literally providing plated nourishment made with your own hands and creativity — even if you’re following a recipe. You picked the recipe and planned the meal, didn’t you?... Eating is essential, a common bond that connects all races, nationalities, and backgrounds. There’s also something about the primal nature of it that encourages us to relax, and be ourselves.
Writing Error —
Drunk dictation focuses on languages as well as the speech of victims under the influence, in chart/diagram format.
- Chase Terranova
Strata : family, identity, and collage
My thesis explores what gets passed down in families; the stories and memories of a family that make up its history, and the concept of self as a result of those things.
from “Conclusions” in process book —
In the past two semesters I have conducted a whole family research project, learned about things ranging from genetics and psychology to poetry and memory. I’ve learned more about my family and about myself in turn... I used design thinking every step of the way, even if I wasn’t physically designing something...
sources — four family photo albums, arranged/annotated by a grandmother. interviews.
- Devon Unwin
Recursion (Fall 2016), Fractal (Spring 2016)
further investigation of algorithms, involved revisiting and extrapolating from 2D foundation work; also 3D renderings; 3D printing; and a pushpin mandala installation, based on the fibonacci series
(thumbnail image, installation view, in “Leftovers” show, December 2016)
Observed fractals and where they exist in nature. Originally I wanted to explore the idea of taking something from nature and converting it to a digital medium. I wanted to create something that others could interact with to show the chaotic yet structured basis of fractal patterns.
fractals (what are they? where are they in nature?), crystals (grew them), and hacking nature’s code.
- Elise Walsh
Finn and Oona (Fall 2016), Extracting Color (Spring 2017)
Finn and Oona
Designing and Branding a company called Finn and Oona, which is focused on exploring and experimenting with the natural dying process. I will be developing and creating a series of products that are on trend with color and design. Utilizing the local community to source wild flowers as well as food remains to use for dye; also farms and local businesses to use for dye material.
A thesis on exploring and expanding the process of natural dying. I have explored and experimented with more then ten different dye goods while using a wide array of different kinds of fabrics. We can make every color the rainbow with just plants that we find in our backyard. I also learned and explored how food waste can be used as dye material...